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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Guilford is a private, Christian college located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,388 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Guilford acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 59% of students, Guilford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,500.
5800 W Friendly Ave Guilford College
Greensboro, NC 27410
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Guilford College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Guilford Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,419/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,113/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,388Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
179
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Hippie
    25%
  • Social Justice Warrior
    25%
  • A combination of hipster and hippie
    17%
  • None. We're pretty simple lol
    17%
  • Hipster
    8%
  • Hipster or jock
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
38%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Guilford
    21%
  • Different
    16%
  • Extraordinary
    16%
  • Friend speaks my mind
    16%
  • Keep Guilford Weird
    11%
  • life-changing in theory, soulcrushing in practice
    11%
  • Difficult
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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As a returning student transferring from a community college, I wasn't sure what to expect from a four-year university. I had high standards and expectations, especially of a school's policies in dealing with COVID-19. With their own garden, the natural areas including Guilford Woods, attentive professors, and friendly students, Guilford met and exceeded my expectations. I'm a political science major, and while my classmates and I may not always see eye-to-eye with each other, our political discussions are always fact-based and respectful. However, with the new school president, many majors including political science are being cut. Fortunately, current majors can finish their degrees at the school, but this makes the community-centered school less inviting for the doers, dreamers, and go-getters that us Guilfordians are.
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Guilford College is the perfect example of a home away from home. I'm from Virginia, so the thought moving to a different state and going hours away from my family did scare me. However, after going on my first visit there I fell in love with the people there and the campus. The campus is the perfect environment where you can enjoy continuing your education while appreciating beautiful scenery around you. Even the people there were so welcoming and kind, without even knowing me the girls soccer team there welcomed me with open arms like I was one of their own. I've never felt closer to a group of girls that fast, it was relieving to know that leaving my first visit at Guilford I already had friends to remind me of how great the college is. Guilford is truly a place where your education is valued and one where you are appreciated, there's no other college I'd see myself attending because it wouldn't offer the kind of welcoming, family feeling that Guilford does!
Due to COVID-19, I'm an online student for the Fall 2020 semester. This is nothing new to me as I completed my Associate's degree online while in community college. The way that the professors have handled this change from a traditional classroom setting to online with discussion boards and Zoom meetings is outstanding. All of my professors have been extremely accommodating with explaining materials as necessary, clarifying what students don't fully grasp, and with office hours as needed. When people say, "We're all in this together," Guilford truly embodies those words not only in the faculty, but in the students as well.